Novak Djokovic Advances in French Open
    2014-05-29 13:44:28      Web Editor: Luo Dan
Local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer, and second seed Novak Djokovic have all advanced into the third round.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the Men's Singles second round match against Jeremy Chardy of France on day 4 of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on May 28, 2014. Novak Djokovic won 3-0. [Photo: Xinhua]


Starting off with the latest from the French Open,

Local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer, and second seed Novak Djokovic have all advanced into the third round.

Frenchman Tsonga beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

"The weather was not enjoyable, but it was a good moment for me because I won. I'm really happy to go through this round. I will have the chance to play a third round here for maybe the fifth time. So it's good."

Meanwhile, former world number one Federer went through after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 decision over Argentina's Diego Sebastian Schwartzman in his second round match.

Federer will next meet Russia's Dmitry Tursunov.

Earlier, Djokovic went away with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 decision over home-crowd favorite Jeremy Chardy.

Over in the women's draw, Russia's Maria Sharapova avoided the exodus of seeded players after she won her second round match 7-5, 6-2 against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

Earlier, world number one and defending champion Serena Williams was eliminated, as was her sister Venus.

Serena was defeated 6-2, 6-2 by 20-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.

Muguruza, whose pace was too fast for Williams, will next face Slovakia's Anna Schmiedlova, who beat Serena's older sister Venus 2-6 6-3 6-4 earlier in the day.


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